Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Quatermass » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:59 pm

I thought that was charcoal, which is very different from actual coal. :think: Only thing they have in common is the large amounts of carbon, and the colour.
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:11 pm

Ah yeah, you're right. Charcoal is wood. That's the stuff you use orally.

Still, a coal enema. In two weeks you could have a diamond. If you're stressed that is.
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Del » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:15 am

You'd have to really really want that diamond!

Though... my sister was once forced to bite the bullet for a few days after her son swallowed her wedding ring.
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Ghost » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:31 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:Ah yeah, you're right. Charcoal is wood. That's the stuff you use orally.

Still, a coal enema. In two weeks you could have a diamond. If you're stressed that is.

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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby cheery_j. » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:50 am

Quatermass wrote:I thought that was charcoal, which is very different from actual coal. :think: Only thing they have in common is the large amounts of carbon, and the colour.


Wikipedia says the medical stuff can be made from plant material, but also from other sources like lignite, coal and peat.
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Catch-up » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:36 pm

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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:48 pm

I didn't know Jedward had a sister. :?
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:04 pm

You're using a banned word on the forum Tony Jjjjjjjj..... nope just can't say it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Penfold » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:57 pm

Especially for you this Christmas Dug! ;)

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Postby chillicamper » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:25 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: I lasted through 10 seconds of that before my ears started bleeding. That was truly horrible!
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:56 am

at least Jed & Ward have each other.
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby ChristianBecker » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:22 am

Quatermass wrote:I thought that was charcoal, which is very different from actual coal. :think: Only thing they have in common is the large amounts of carbon, and the colour.

If by actual coal you mean the fossil stuff, then yes, it's quite different and I don't know of any case where it is administered orally (except perhaps in homoeopathy*). In German we don't usually differentiate between charcoal and coal (at least I don't). We have Steinkohle and Holzkohle, which can be translated as woodcoal and stonecoal, but usually we just say coal or rather Kohle.

*Probably not. Found one source only that was about testing it as a potential homoeopathic medicine.
Edit: Oh, found some more. Seems like it has veterinary uses - or is believed to have.
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:38 am

Pregnant women have been known to get a craving to eat coal - at least when coal was a popular household fuel. I don't know what they crave now though. :?
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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Quatermass » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:11 am

Tonyblack wrote:Pregnant women have been known to get a craving to eat coal - at least when coal was a popular household fuel. I don't know what they crave now though. :?


Fish fingers and custard?

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Re: Let this be the Bah Humbug thread...

Postby Del » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:33 am

It's called pica . Lots of women will eat the walls. There is actually huge open international market for the pica market. Tons of sterilized charcoal and also clay is sent around the world everyday. Chalk is often eaten. My doctor said his wife practically ate his house whenever she was pregnant. I had it. I tried coconut.. hard apples.. nothing worked except charcoal. The minute the baby was born it went away. I got really worried when it didn't go away the second time. I did a huge amount of research. Some specialists say a very low iron count triggers it... and yes the minute I had an iron infusion stopped. Couldn't imagine it now.
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